HEGINS - At 3-feet tall and 19 pounds, his statistics may alert baseball card collectors that he's exceptional.
But it's Josiah Viera's contributions to his team that spurred the 2015 State College Spikes to have an official baseball trading card produced in his honor.
"That's me!" Josiah said when he received the card and viewed it for the first time this summer. The front of the card shows him in a Spikes uniform, throwing a pitch, and lists him as bench coach. The back details the 11-year-old's statistics, including that his hometown is Hegins and that he throws left-handed.
FORESTVILLE - Earlier this season, Big Diamond Speedway officials decided to waive a rule requiring single-file restarts within the final five laps of a feature.
That decision paid off for Hegins' Colt Harris in the 358 modified feature August 21.
"We're supposed to go at the cone. We got to the cone and I went," Harris said after he overtook race leader Shawn Fitzpatrick to win the 25-lap race in a one-lap dash to the checkered flag.
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Input sought on wildlife plan
Public input is being sought by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission through September 11 on the draft 2015-2025 Pennsylvania Wildlife Action Plan. A copy of the plan and comment forms are available on the Web at www.fishandboat.com/swap2015 and questions can be directed to the PGC at WildlifePlanCmnts@pa.gov or to the PFBC at RA-FBSWAP@pa.gov by using "SWAP" in the subject line.